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Vintage Vauxhall to celebrate 110th birthday by opening historic Heritage Centre without charge

By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 13:00

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Celebrating their 110th birthday, Vauxhall will open their Heritage Centre to the public on August 18, giving everyone the chance to see its private collection of historic vehicles.

With cars from the current range to early vintage models, the annual open day, with day-long entertainment, activities and refreshments, is a popular occasion for both car enthusiasts and families.

The company’s private collection comprises over 60 significant cars, including production models from every decade as well as a selection of unique concept cars.

Notable among the collection are the 1903 5 HP, the second-oldest Vauxhall in existence, the recently restored Firenza Droop Snoot, Astra MK1 GTE and the legendary Lotus Carlton.

There will also be the chance to see two of the legendary 30-98 models, Britain’s first 100mph car, which celebrates its centenary this year.

All cars are kept roadworthy and are fully-maintained in pristine condition by the Vauxhall Heritage Team.

The Heritage Centre is situated in the grounds of Vauxhall’s head offices in Luton, located on Park Street and will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

General admission is free and open to all, with free parking also provided.

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